Ebong Udoma http://wshu.org en Conn. domestic workers want a special bill of rights http://wshu.org/post/conn-domestic-workers-want-special-bill-rights <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some domestic workers in Connecticut want a special bill of rights.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:56:21 +0000 Ebong Udoma 14130 at http://wshu.org Conn. domestic workers want a special bill of rights Winter storm prompts state of emergencies in Conn., NY http://wshu.org/post/winter-storm-prompts-state-emergencies-conn-ny <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is requesting help from the White House and FEMA in an effort to&nbsp;&nbsp;obtain &nbsp;road salt to treat the state’s highways.&nbsp; The governor said on Thursday that the state is running out of salt used in snow removal.</p><p>The winter storm also prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency earlier in the day Thursday. &nbsp;</p><p>Director<strong> </strong>of State Operations Howard Glaser says the emergency declaration is necessary for the state to help out local communities in these situations.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:54:13 +0000 Ebong Udoma & Charles Lane 12798 at http://wshu.org Winter storm prompts state of emergencies in Conn., NY Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign http://wshu.org/post/malloy-opens-legislative-session-proposals-fit-reelection-campaign <p></p><p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:24:22 +0000 Ebong Udoma 12454 at http://wshu.org Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign NYC's top prison official named Conn. public safety commissioner http://wshu.org/post/nycs-top-prison-official-named-conn-public-safety-commissioner <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.</p><p>Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.</p><p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:41:40 +0000 Ebong Udoma 10937 at http://wshu.org NYC's top prison official named Conn. public safety commissioner Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation http://wshu.org/post/conn-has-second-toughest-gun-laws-nation <p>Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.</p><p>That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.</p><p>WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:39:35 +0000 Ebong Udoma 9629 at http://wshu.org Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation